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    Online books from 1998. How did they pay back then?

    Clearly there wasn't Bitcoin or **. How did these book do payout back then in the 90s ? Any inside for a youngster

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    Checks mostly.

    There was also a bunch of 'grey market' payment processors no body was doing anything about in those days. Alert Pay, Egold, Ebullion and a whole bunch of others I will recall if someone says the names. But it mostly checks.
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    bought so many phone cards to reload back in the day...

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    I used neteller starting about 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Checks mostly.

    There was also a bunch of 'grey market' payment processors no body was doing anything about in those days. Alert Pay, Egold, Ebullion and a whole bunch of others I will recall if someone says the names. But it mostly checks.
    There were also actual bankwires through the clearing house back then, if I recall.

    Definitely checks as well.

    The mention of egold gave me a big chuckle.


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    Neteller...lol....good times...

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    Neteller was the best. Instant withdrawals on same day

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    There were also actual bankwires through the clearing house back then, if I recall.

    Definitely checks as well.

    The mention of egold gave me a big chuckle.

    egold was like bitcoin except every single transaction of egold was illegal
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    I remember there was *******. I could do a echeck transaction have it into a book cash out and have it in my bank account before the echeck hit my bank. I also remember when they had a computer malfunction or glitch and I did one echeck for 100 and woke up and saw 18 echecks for 100 dollars hit my account and I was like 1300 dollars overdrawn and I called them and they were like yes sorry it's happen to everyone and credited me back the money plus fees but was not fun to explain to bank and my unknowning wife at the time why her grocery store debit card was declined ugh

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    I wonder if anyone remembers?? But Paypal was gold back then. Wow. The memories.
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    A guy would show up to your door with cash. I liked that service. You requested a payout and 30 min later a guy would show up to your door with cash. I miss those days.

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    Used to get money orders from a circle k in California, while phone betting in Texas...

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    Wostern Onion was so easy back then....thousands at a time and you wouldn't get the anal probe you do now.

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    In early 2000's, poker sites paid out via echeck. It would be in your bank account a few days later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laz View Post
    Wostern Onion was so easy back then....thousands at a time and you wouldn't get the anal probe you do now.
    What did they call it? Quick Pay? But, a lot of Fed Ex packages - money orders going out - cashier's cheques coming back.

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    lets get another thread going on how they used to give the written test at the dmv
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    Payments back to the credit card

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    Bet Jamaica sent me an ATM card. You could get $2000. A day from ATM . 4transactions a day in $20 bills. Five dollar fee each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    Neteller was the best. Instant withdrawals on same day
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post
    I wonder if anyone remembers?? But Paypal was gold back then. Wow. The memories.
    Neither existed in 1998

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    Was a lot easier to move money around. Plus more agents.

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    Back when Greek was Olympic, W.U. payouts were easy, and I don't recall rollover clauses or juicing the 3 until it was unplayable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    A guy would show up to your door with cash. I liked that service. You requested a payout and 30 min later a guy would show up to your door with cash. I miss those days.
    Sometimes he would show up with a baseball bat. Don't miss that part.

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    The first online books I ever signed up with in 1997 or 1998, SIA, EasyBets, The Big Book, and Grand Prix, the latter 2 which eventually became Bodog/Bovada, all had E Check systems direct to your bank account. Unbelievably easy, quick, and if I recall correctly, no fee in and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
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    That was about all the options we had back then.
    Had to wait two weeks for the mail too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    carrier pigeon
    I thought so, didnt figure they had computer WAY back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Checks mostly.

    There was also a bunch of 'grey market' payment processors no body was doing anything about in those days. Alert Pay, Egold, Ebullion and a whole bunch of others I will recall if someone says the names. But it mostly checks.
    What's a check?

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    it was fast - with any good book -

    neteller was my choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by unluckysob View Post
    Bet Jamaica sent me an ATM card. You could get $2000. A day from ATM . 4transactions a day in $20 bills. Five dollar fee each time.
    I miss that place and the card. It was better than bitcoin. Cash on the card in 10 minutes.

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